Meet authors Jodi Picoult and Simon Kernick

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Authors Jodi Picoult and Simon Kernick drop in to WHSmith at Heathrow this July

This month at Heathrow we have not one but two big-name authors making personal appearances in the terminals. American novelist Jodi Picoult and thriller writer Simon Kernick will be dropping by in July. Don’t miss your chance — pick up a signed copy to take on your travels.

All these events take place in the departure lounge, after security.

Jodi Picoult

09:30, Tuesday 10 July 2018

WHSmith, Terminal 3 [Find on map]

Jodi will be signing copies of her #1 New York Times bestseller Small Great Things, which tackles prejudice, race and justice. The 2016 novel has sold more than a million copies, and the Washington Post called it “the most important novel Jodi Picoult has ever written”.

Not travelling that day? All isn’t lost. Jodi’s next book, A Spark of Light, is published in October, but we have the first chapter available to download free, here and now.

It’s billed as a powerful and provocative new novel about ordinary lives that intersect during a heart-stopping crisis.

Free download: A Spark of Light chapter 1

Jodi Picoult’s official website

Simon Kernick

11:00, Monday 30 July

The Bookshop by WHSmith, Terminal 5 [Find on map]

One of Britain’s most exciting thriller writers returns to Terminal 5. Simon will be signing copies of his latest paperback, Dead Man’s Gift.

The novel, previously released as an audio book, tells of an MP asked to sacrifice his own life to save his kidnapped son.

Simon is the bestselling author of more than a dozen crime novels, which he researches by talking on and off the record to police detectives working on the most serious cases. His other books include The Bone Field, A Good Day to Die and Severed.

Simon Kernick’s official website